Quotes To Live By
Keeping happy and positive nowadays is no easy task, but these attitude quotes are a great resource for inspirational guidance.
The entries on this page are all from surnames and sources A to G. For more words of wisdom about keeping a positive attitude take a look at the other pages: H to N O to S T to Z and also for words from unknown sources there is the Attitude Sayings page.
Attitude quotes are listed alphabetically by surname
Attitude Quotes: A
When you need something to believe in...
Start with yourself.
I no longer hold you responsible for how I feel.
When you FEEL healthy and vital and alive and prosperous... you attract more of all those things.
Your life is right now. It's not later. It's not in that time of retirement. It's not when the lover gets here. It's not when you've moved into the new house. It's not when you get the better job. Your life is right now. It will always be right now. You might as well decide to start enjoying your life right now, because it's not ever going to get better than right now... until it gets better right now!
A Course In Miracles
Lift up your eyes and look on one another in innocence born of complete forgiveness of each other's illusions.
What shares the purpose of the Universe shares the purpose of its Creator. Try then to begin to learn to look on all things with love, appreciation and open-mindness.
Joseph Addison 1672 - 1719
Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
Aesop 620BC - 564BC
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Did you ever stop to taste a carrot? Not just eat it, but taste it?
You can't taste the beauty and energy of the Earth in a Twinkie.
There comes a time when a woman needs to stop focusing on her looks and focus her energies on raising her children. This time comes at the moment of conception. A child needs a role model, not a super model.
Mitch Albom 1958
The secret to happiness...
Be satisfied and be grateful.
Louisa May Alcott 1832 - 1888
Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us more effectively. Look for the learning.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich 1836 - 1907
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent... that is to triumph over old age.
Muhammad Ali 1942
Don't count the days... Make the days count.
Muhammad Ali 1942
I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.
Be guided by Spirit and not driven by ego.
Be strong enough to stand alone.
Be yourself enough to stand apart.
But be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.
Don't count every hour in the day.
Make every hour in the day count.
Henri Frederic Amiel 1821 - 1881
Learn to be what you are and learn to resign with good grace, all that you are not.
Hans Christian Anderson 1805 - 1875
Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale.
Maya Angelou 1928 - 2014
Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.
Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it.
This is a wonderful day... I have never seen this one before.
When you learn... Teach. When you get... Give.
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
Edward Appleton 1892 - 1965
I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
Joan Of Arc 1412 - 1431
I am not afraid.
I was born to do this.
Elizabeth Arden 1884 - 1966
I'm not interested in age...
You're as old as you feel.
Aristotle 384BC - 322BC
All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right, and not what is established.
Educating the mind without educating the heart, is no education at all.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Louis Armstrong 1901 - 1971
What we play is... Life.
Eberhard Arnold 1883 - 1935
Only those who look with the eyes of children, can lose themselves in the object of their wonder.
Isaac Asimov 1920 - 1992
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood... I'd type faster.
Was there anything more exciting in life than seeking answers?
St Francis of Assisi 1181 - 1226
What we are looking for is... what is looking.
Marcus Aurelius 121 - 180
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive...
To breathe... To think... To Enjoy... To Love.
Jane Austen 1775 - 1817
I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not in my nature.
Attitude Quotes: B
Francis Bacon 1561 - 1626
Be so true to thyself, as thou be not false to others.
Arthur James Balfour 1848 - 1930
The best thing to give your enemy is forgiveness;
to an opponent, tolerance;
to a friend, your heart;
to your child, a good example;
to your father, deference;
to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you;
to yourself, respect;
to all men, charity.
Harry F. Banks
For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.
Stop paying or buying into the ideas that don't resonate with the reality you prefer. Stop giving them credence. Appreciate, Appreciate your chosen vibration and allow the vibrations that are not aligned with you to de-preciate.
St Basil 330 - 379
A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy...reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness...gathers love.
If it's not fun... You're not doing it right.
All you need is love.
Love is all you need.
Melody Beattie 1948
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Clay P. Bedford
You can teach a student lessons for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.
Henry Ward Beecher 1813 - 1887
Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honour, to the persons who possess it.
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
Bo Bennett 1972
A dead end can never be a one-way street... You can always turn around and take another road.
An objection is not a rejection...
it is simply a request for more information.
Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation and a pinch of creativity.
Every human being has the potential for greatness.
Polly Berrien Berends
The child does not begin to fall until she becomes seriously interested in walking, until she actually begins to walk. Falling is thus more an indication of learning than a sign of failure.
Milton Berle 1908 - 2002
If opportunity doesn't knock... Build a door.
Sam Berns 1996 - 2014
I don't waste energy feeling bad for myself, I surround myself with people I want to be with; and I keep moving forward. So with this philosophy, I hope all of you, regardless of your obstacles, can have a very happy life as well.
Each day when you wake up, say... "What miracles would you have me perform today?" Then listen.
Yogi Bhajan 1929 - 2004
Love what is ahead by loving what has come before.
All things whatsoevery ye pray and ask for, believe that ye have received them and ye shall receive them.
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for he is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.
If possible, so far as it lies with you, live at Peace with all men.
William Blake 1770 - 1850
He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sunrise.
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a Heaven in a wild flower.
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Erma Bombeck 1927 - 1996
If you can't make it better...
You can laugh at it.
The new world of love is coming.
Margaret Bonnano 1950
It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis.
J. Allen Boone 1882 - 1965
Good is latent in every living thing and simply needs to be called into active expression through the gracious application of respect, sympathetic understanding, gentleness and love.
If you would learn the secret of right relations, look only for the divine in people and things, and leave all the rest to God.
Never forget that every living thing has a particular and needed job to do in the universal Plan and Purpose.
The most effective way to achieve right relations with any living thing is to look for the best in it, and then help that best into the fullest expression.
Richard Branson 1950
If you spot an opportunity and are really excited by it, throw yourself into it with everything you've got.
At one time I saw happiness as a destination and sought a shortcut. Now I see happiness as a road and treasure its every bend.
In the end, there doesn't have to be anyone who understands you, there just has to be someone who wants to.
Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.
Life is too short to hold a grudge, also too long.
Never mind searching for what you are. Search for the person you aspire to be.
Remember, loneliness is designed to help you discover who you are, and to stop looking outside yourself for your worth.
There is exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate.
The road to success is not a path you find, but a trail you blaze.
Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.
What greater blessing to give thanks for at a family gathering, than the family and the gathering.
Where the loser saw barriers... the winner saw hurdles.
You can bear your troubles, or shrug them off... Their your shoulders.
Nothing goes to waste on the journey of life. Both good and bad experiences shape your mind and heart for what is to come.
Les Brown 1945
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is YOU who will get you where you want to go... No one else.
You were created on purpose, for a purpose. There is a thirst and hunger in your heart that is real. Pay attention to it. The world is waiting for you to wake up to the person you are called to be. Stop listening to the negative inner conversation that's causing you to play small. Focus your mind on positive thoughts, possibilities and solutions that can move you forward. Tap into your creativity and determination and stay busy, stay focused.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806 - 1861
Light tomorrow with today.
Robert Browning 1812 - 1889
If you get simple beauty and naught else, you get about the best thing God invents.
Buddha 624BC - 543BC
Each morning we are born again.
What we do today is what matters most.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
There is no way to happiness... Happiness is the way.
When you realise how perfect everything is... You will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.
Robert Jones Burdette 1844 - 1914
There are two days about which nobody should ever worry, and these are yesterday and today.
George Burns 1896 - 1996
You can't help getting older,
but you don't have to get old.
Leo Buscaglia 1924 - 1998
Happiness and love are just a choice away.
Lorna Byrne 1953
Children are our future, and the only way for the world to evolve, as I have been shown it should be, is for each generation to be more loving and compassionate than the one before. This is only possible if we support the children around us, and protect and encourage them so they don't need to lock their love away.
The sadness and pain surrounding the death of a parent, brother or sister can bring with it an unexpected gift, and help families to become closer. It can help bring shared memories to light, and be a reminder of love that was shared in the past.
Rhonda Byrne 1951
Every day in every moment, you make the choice whether to love and harness the positive force or not.
Rhonda Byrne 1951
People who have great lives think and talk about what they love more than what they don't love. And people who are struggling, think and talk about what they don't love more than what they do love.
You have to talk about what you love, to bring what you love to you.
Lord Byron 1788 - 1824
Opinions are made to be changed -
or how is truth to be got at.
Attitude Quotes: C
Eileen Caddy 1917 - 2006
Be like a very small joyous child, living gloriously in the ever present now, without a single worry or concern about even the next moment of time.
Eileen Caddy 1917 - 2006
Concentrate on the wonders and joys of this life, and accept the very best which is your true heritage. It is not being an ostrich, afraid of life and not facing it. It is seeing the reality of this glorious life which is yours, and in doing so, helping to bring it about. The more clearly you can see it, the more quickly will it come about.
Difficulties are opportunities to better things. They are stepping stones to greater experience. Perhaps someday you will be thankful for some failure in a particular direction. When one door closes another one opens... as a natural law it has to balance.
Dwell not on the past, use it to illustrate a point then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now, in this moment of time. From this moment onward you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
Gratitude helps you to grow and expand. Gratitude brings joy and laughter into your lives and into the lives of all those around you.
Let my Peace which passes all understanding infill and enfold you, for when you are at Peace within, you reflect Peace without, and all those souls you meet will feel that Peace.
Let there be more joy and laughter in your living.
See every difficulty as a challenge, a stepping stone, and never be defeated by anything or anyone.
You will find when you open your heart and can fill it with loving, beautiful thoughts, that you will want to love all those souls you come into contact with, no matter who they are.
We cannot resist change, but we can choose the direction of change.
Joseph Campbell 1904 - 1987
Every moment is utterly unique and will not be continued in eternity. This fact gives life its poignancy and should concentrate your attention on what you are experiencing now.
We must let go of the life we planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
Jack Canfield 1944
Gratitude is the single most important ingredient to living a successful and fulfilled life.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
There are millions of stars, each one shining and burning out at the same time. They die like everything else... you have to appreciate them before they're gone.
Life can change in a moment, so we must appreciate every single day we are given.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 - 1881
Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.
Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will.
Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.
Go as far as you can see...
When you get there you'll be able to see farther.
Not what I have, but what I do, is my kingdom.
Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.
Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his power of accomplishment.
Oh, give us the man who sings at his work.
Nancie J. Carmody
I am thankful for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing - because I have a home. I am thankful for the piles of laundry and ironing - because it means my loved ones are nearby.
Dale Carnegie 1888 - 1955
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, help to make Earth happy, like the Heaven above.
David Carradine 1936 - 2009
If you cannot be a poet...
Be the poem.
Romana C. Carroll
Faith is... Putting all your eggs in God's basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch.
Coco Chanel 1883 - 1971
Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
If you really want something, you can figure out how to make it happen.
Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world, it beats money, power and influence.
Gilbert Chesterton 1874 - 1936
There is no such thing on Earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.
To love means loving the unlovable.
To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable.
Faith means believing the unbelievable.
Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
Deepak Chopra 1946
Happiness can be woven into every aspect of life,
once you make new choices.
Life is a field of unlimited possibilities.
Nothing brings down walls as surely as acceptance.
Seeing yourself with the eyes of love makes it natural to see the Divine Spirit in everyone you meet.
When you surrender to spirit and listen to the voice of your deeper intelligence, you free yourself from fear and release the obstacles your ego has created.
Winston Churchill 1874 - 1965
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity.
A pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal... it is the courage to continue that counts.
We make a living by what we get... We make a life by what we give.
Marcus Tullius Cicero 106BC - 43BC
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
Paulo Coelho 1947
A child can teach an adult three things... To be happy for no reason. To always be busy with something. And to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.
When each day is the same as the next, it's because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.
When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772 - 1834
What comes from the heart, goes to the heart.
Confucious 551BC - 479BC
Education breeds confidence.
Confidence breeds hope.
Hope breeds peace.
Wherever you go... Go with all your heart.
John Constable 1776 - 1837
I never saw an ugly thing in my life, for let the form of an object be what it may - light, shade and perspective will always make it beautiful.
Emile Coue 1857 - 1926
Every day in every way
I am getting better and better.
It's not what you do once in a while, it's what you do day in and day out, that makes the difference.
George William Curtis 1824 - 1892
Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.
Attitude Quotes: D
Roald Dahl 1916 - 1990
And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
Kevin & Julie (1982)
Roald Dahl 1916 - 1990
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.
Matt Damon 1970
If I had a bucket list, I'd say raising my four girls to be strong, good women would be number one.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
Don't fear change - Embrace it.
it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
Treasure your relationships - not your possessions.
Wherever you go, no matter the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
If you get the choice of sitting it out and looking at life, or, dancing your way through... I hope you dance.
Ram Dass 1931
When we see the Beloved in each person, it's like walking through a garden, watching flowers bloom all around us.
Ellen Degeneres 1958
To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are.
Sean Parker Dennison
The ability to see beauty is the beginning of our moral sensibility. What we believe is beautiful we will not wantonly destroy.
Johnny Depp 1963
Do what you have to do, for you.
I am doing things that are true to me.
I think everybody's weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.
I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you're on it.
If there's any message, it is ultimately that it's okay to be different; that it's good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgement on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different colour.
True happiness is an inside job. It originates from the profound acceptance of self, along with a willingness to be vibrationally centred and comfortable in your own skin.
Your commitment to honouring your perfection and potential is the key that opens the door to endless days of vitality, abundance and love. Your connection to your health and spirituality is not sourced from your identity or your mind. It is sourced from the Soul. This deeper place - your authentic Soul Signature - is where we have to go to find the truth of your being.
James Dewar 1842 - 1923
Minds are like parachutes... They only function when they are open.
Princess Diana 1961 - 1997
Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back.
Charles Dickens 1812 - 1870
There is something good in all weathers. If it doesn't happen to be good for my work today, it's good for some other man's today and will come around for me tomorrow.
Emily Dickinson 1830 - 1886
Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the Soul. And sings the tune without the words.And never stops at all.
Blessed are those who stand in the world offering their Light filled healing hands and hearts to transform humanity.
Leave impressions of lasting love, before time washes away your footprints.
Walt Disney 1901 - 1966
Around here we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Laughter is timeless.
Imagination has no age.
And dreams are forever.
I do not judge people by the scriptures of their faith or the scars from their past. I embrace them by the content of their hearts.
Hugh Downs 1921
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Marie Dressler 1868 - 1934
It is not how old you are...
but how you are old.
Hilary Duff 1987
Mom always tells me to celebrate everyone's uniqueness. I like the way that sounds.
Wayne Dyer 1940 - 2015
Accept the fact that you'll never get it all done, and begin to live more fully in the only moment you have ... Now.
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
Don't die with your music still in you.
Failure is a judgement, an opinion. It stems from your fears, which can be eliminated by love - love for yourself, love for what you do, love for others and love for your planet.
How people treat you is their karma... How you react is yours.
Wayne Dyer 1940 - 2015
I trust that the Universe will provide experiences that match my desires and they will all work out for my Highest Good.
Love is my gift to the world. I fill myself with love and I send that love out into the world. How others treat me is their path. How I react is mine.
Loving people live in a loving world.
Hostile people live in a hostile world.
But it's the same world.
Most people search for happiness outside of themselves. That's a fundamentl mistake. Happiness is something you ARE, and it comes from the way you think.
No storm lasts forever.
Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.
Wayne Dyer 1940 - 2015
This magnificent Universe provides abundantly, when you're in a state of gratitude.
Try viewing everyone who comes into your life as a teacher.
View the events you consider obstacles as perfect opportunities to test your resolve and find your purpose.
We are not our bodies, our possessions, or our careers.
Who we are is Divine Love and that is Infinite.
When you're at peace with your life and in a state of tranquility, you actually send out a vibration of energy that impacts all living creatures, including plants, animals and even babies.
With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself, or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow, or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.
Bob Dylan 1941
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and inbetween does what he wants to do.
May God bless you and keep you always.
May your wishes all come true.
May you always do for others and let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars and climb on every rung.
May you stay forever young, forever young, forever young.
Attitudes Quotes: E
Amelia Earhart 1897 - 1937
No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
Thomas Edison 1847 - 1931
I haven't failed... I've found ten thousand ways that don't work.
I never did a days work in my life. It was all fun.
Some of the best lessons we ever learn, we learn from our mistakes and failures. The error of the past, is the wisdom and success of the future.
Albert Einstein 1879 - 1955
A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
Creativity is intelligence having fun.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.
Learn from yesterday - Live for today - Hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning..
Life is preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.
Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
No problem was ever solved in the same consciousness that was used to create it.
Outer changes always begin with an inner change of attitude.
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty and truth.
The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
Throughout your life there will be peaks and valleys. Make today a peak.
Charles Eisenstein 1967
Each person you interact with, is an entire universe unto themselves, a Divine Being, unspeakabley precious.
Pliny The Elder 23 - 79
Home is where the heart is.
Hope is the pillar that holds up the world.
T.S. Eliot 1888 - 1965
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
The sun is my totem. It reminds me that I am a child of light, a Being capable of powerful positive energy. On my darker days it's also a reminder that no matter how difficult this moment may be, the sun always returns to banish the shadows and light the way.
Believe in your potential... not your past.
Don't worry about trying to impress people... Just focus on how you can add value to their lives.
Every single one of us already has everything we need to be the happiest person on earth; it's simply up to us to remember that in every moment.
Have faith in the magic and miracles of life... for only those that do, get to experience them.
Let today be the day you give up who you've been for who you can become.
Life isn't about wishing you were somewhere, or someone that you're not. Life is about enjoying where you are, loving who you are and consistently improving both.
Love the life you have while you create the life of your dreams. Don't think you have to wait for the latter to do the former.
Make bold moves toward your dreams each day, refuse to stop and nothing can stop you.
Need nothing. ~ Enjoy everything. ~ Love all.
Replace your judgments with empathy, upgrade your complaining to gratitude and trade in your fear for love.
Stop thinking... Start doing.
Think less... Do more.
Do the thing... And you will know the way.
The moment you accept responsibility for EVERYTHING in your life, is the moment you gain the power to change ANYTHING in your life.
There is nothing to fear, because you cannot fail... only learn, grow and become better than you've ever been before.
When you are consciously aware of all that you have to be grateful for, your life is in perfect harmony.
When you live with integrity and value your word over your excuses, you have the power to speak your dreams into existence.
You must establish and maintain the beliefs that you are... capable, committed and destined to achieve your goals.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882
Be an opener of doors.
Be brave enough to do the loving thing.
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Nothing is beneath you... if it is in the direction of your life.
Of cheerfulness or a good temper the more it is spent, the more it remains.
One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart, that every day is the best day in the year.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
The measure of mental health is to find good everywhere.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
The reward of a thing well done is... to have done it.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it within us, or we find it not.
Whatever limits us... we call fate.
Why should I hasten to solve every riddle which life offers me? I am well assured that the Questioner, who brings me so many problems, will bring me the answers also, in due time.
Epictetus 55 - 135
Don't explain your philosophy...
People get disturbed not so much by events, but by the view which they take of them.
Euripides 480BC - 406BC
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery 1900 - 1944
I know but one freedom and that is freedom of the mind.
The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.
Attitude Quotes: F
Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.
Ralph Fiennes 1962
Success is about being able to extend love to people. Not in a big capital letter sense, but in the every day, little by little, task by task, gesture by gesture, word by word.
B.C. Forbes 1880 - 1954
Golf without bunkers and hazards would be lame and monotonous, so would life.
Henry Ford 1863 - 1947
Don't find fault... find a remedy.
Even a mistake may turn out to be, the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.
Obstacles are... those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Quality means doing it right - when no one is looking.
The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how MUCH he can give for a dollar, instead of how LITTLE he can give for a dollar is bound to succeed.
Whether you think you can or you think you can't... you are right.
Emmet Fox 1886 - 1951
I send out thoughts of love and peace and healing to the whole universe: to all trees and plants and growing things, to all beasts and birds and fishes, and to every man, woman and child on earth, without any distinction.
Michael J. Fox 1961
Acceptance doesn't mean resignation. It means understanding that something is what it is and there's got to be a way through it.
Anne Frank 1929 - 1945
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1790
I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody.
Morgan Freeman 1937
How do we stop racism? Stop talking about it. I'm going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.
Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen... That stillness becomes radiance.
Robert Frost 1874 - 1963
I am not a teacher... but an Awakener.
Thomas Fuller 1608 - 1661
That which is bitter to endure...
May be sweet to remember.
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Mahatma Gandhi 1869 - 1948
Look at the sparrows, they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment.
We often become what we believe ourselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. When I believe I can, I acquire the ability to do it, even if I didn't have it in the beginning.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean... if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Bill Gates 1955
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
Shakti Gawain 1948
As we learn to see ourselves in a new Light, we see others in a new Light as well.
The trials in our lives are not a reason to give up, but rather they are a challenge to improve ourselves, change, evolve and move forward.
In my Soul, I am still that small child who did not care about anything else but the beautiful colours of a rainbow.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 - 1931
Beauty is not in the face.
Beauty is a Light in the heart.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 - 1931
The appearance of things change according to the emotions, and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.
You give but little when you give your possessions. It is when you give yourself that you truly give.
Robert H. Goddard 1882 - 1945
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is... the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 - 1832
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.
It is not doing the things we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.
Let your trouble be
Light will follow dark
Though the Heaven falls
You may hear the lark.
Nothing is worth more than... this day.
Vincent van Gogh 1853 - 1890
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
If you hear a voice with you say "You cannot paint" then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
Alban Goodier 1869 - 1939
He is truly happy who makes others happy. Those who face that which is actually before them, unburdened by the past, undistracted by the future, these are those who live, who make the best use of their lives, these are those who have found the secret of contentment.
It is better to walk alone , than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.
Trina Graves 1961
If ever you are feeling down
Whatever it is that makes you frown
Just open your eyes and look about
You'll find something, without a doubt
To make you smile and appreciate
That the simple things in life are great
A smile, a glance, a hug, a touch
From someone that you love so much
A flower, a leaf, a blade of grass
Nature's treasures that we blindly pass
The serenity of a sleeping child
Even if in the daytime they tend to run wild
A newborn baby so complete yet so small
You can't help but wonder the miracle of it all
Love yourself enough to change.
The other day a man asked me what I thought was the best time of life.
"Why" I answered without a thought, "NOW."
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